A History of Civil Litigation: Political and Economic Perspective
Frank J. Vandall
Emory University School of Law
August 10, 2011
A HISTORY OF CIVIL LITIGATION: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE, Oxford University Press, 2011
I thought you would be interested in learning about my new book, A History of Civil Litigation: Political and Economic Perspectives, recently published by Oxford University Press. The working title for this book was “Justice Rewritten.”
The unique focus of the book is to argue that civil justice no longer rests on historic foundations, such as precedent, fairness and impartiality, but has shifted to power and influence. Today, those with economic power shape the character of products liability law at every turn and the book's message is a call for transparency in all facets of government and an examination of who benefits from the law.
I wrote this book with a broad audience in mind; for both undergraduate and graduate students of political science, economics, history, and law; as well as legal scholars and lawyers.
Keywords: History, Law, Politics, Guns, Tobacco, Obama, Economics, SUV, Lobbies, Civil Litigation, Tort, Strict Liability, Government
Date posted: August 17, 2011